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# amateur - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ex-Munster centre Cian Bohane to lead Ireland Students against Scotland

The 26-year-old is the star name in a talented Irish team to travel to Edinburgh this weekend.

# amateur - Monday 30 January, 2017

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# amateur - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'I won the fight and didn't get the recognition but that's the way boxing is going. It's sickening'

Christina Desmond knows she should have won more than European bronze in Sofia last week but isn’t letting a contentious judge’s decision deter her ambitions of reaching the top.

# amateur - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Former European amateur champion boxer announces he's turning pro

Mayo’s Ray Moylette will not be attempting to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

# amateur - Thursday 24 September, 2015

A farmer, a bicycle shop salesman and the Namibian amateurs to take on the All Blacks

8 members of the Welwitschias squad have taken time off work to play in the Rugby World Cup.

# amateur - Saturday 1 August, 2015

'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

# amateur - Sunday 24 May, 2015

From 10 brilliant 'spontaneous moment' photos from the National Geographic Traveller photo contest Beautiful Moments

# amateur - Friday 15 May, 2015

Gaelic football could be 'much better if it went professional' says this double All-Ireland winner

However, Philly McMahon says the GAA’s amateur ethos has its benefits.

# amateur - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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A Meathman made this incredible short surfing film to make you all insanely jealous

Take 17 minutes to immerse yourself in Maxie Hill’s wonderful postcard.

# amateur - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

The Donegal boxer surrendered his national title in February, sparking speculation he was to leave the amateur ranks.

# amateur - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

We go old school this week with the behind-the-scenes doc of the 1989 All Blacks’ tour to Ireland and Wales.

# amateur - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish amateur Kevin Phelan 4 shots off Mickelson and US Open lead

The Waterford golfer has kept his wits about him on a stormy day in Philadelphia.

# amateur - Saturday 6 October, 2012

John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight

The Olympic silver medallist will reveal news about his future on the Brendan O’Connor Show tonight.

# amateur - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Ladies Irish Open: Level par round for Leona Maguire as Matthews leads the way

The 17-year-old amateur from Cavan carded a fine 72 but is well behind a low-scoring duo from Scotland.

# amateur - Friday 3 August, 2012

Ladies Irish Open: Matthew leads the way with English duo close behind

Local amatuer stars Lisa and Leona Maguire endured tough opening rounds at Killeen Castle.

# amateur - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Double bogeys cost amateur golfer Alan Dunbar on his Open debut

The 22-year-old was left cursing three mismanaged holes but still outscored his compatriot, a ‘disgusted’ Darren Clarke.